The Rambam in his Hakdama to his Pirush on Perek Chelek in Mesechtas Sanhedrin mentions the points of belief a Jew must have. To the best of my knowledge these are the basis of the well-known formulation known as "Ani Maamin" before the first words in each phrase. Who authored this wording of the principles?

  • No one knows.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Double AA Feb 19 '13 at 17:27
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    You have the workings of an answer. – Gershon Gold Feb 19 '13 at 17:28
  • @DoubleAA "poetic"? – b a Feb 20 '13 at 4:49
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    It was written by a fellow named Aaaaaaaaaaaaa, who cleverly hid his name within the composition in the form of an acrostic. – Shimon bM Feb 20 '13 at 5:25
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